Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Louise Hearman Survey at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Last week I went to see the first survey of the work of Australian artist Louise Hearman curated by Anna Davis at TarraWarra Museum of Art. Through conversations with the artist the curator focused on feelings and sensations rather than a chronological or thematic configuration.

I have been intrigued by Hearman's paintings in the past. This beautiful exhibition includes more than 50 oil paintings and 25 works on paper from across her 25-year practice. I was surprised to also find in the survey two more recent larger-scale digital prints.

Louise Hearman, installation view, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 18 February – 14 May 2017
Exhibition organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Photo: Andrew Curtis

On Saturday 18 March 2017 I attended the Meet the artist: Louise Hearman event. A lively discussion was held between the panel.

The panel left to right: Anna Davis, Fiona Gruber, Louise Hearman
Photo credit: Barbara Oehring 2017

Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to watch a studio video interview between the curator Anna Davis and the artist Louise Hearman about her work practice.

Photo credit: Barbara Oehring 2017

I ventured outside the gallery space into the wonderful grounds of the TarraWarra Estate.

Photo credit: Barbara Oehring 2017

Photo credit: Barbara Oehring 2017

Photo credit: Barbara Oehring 2017

For up-to-date information please visit:

TarraWarra Museum of Art